[Coco] Detecting when CoCo is turned OFF

RETRO Innovations go4retro at go4retro.com
Fri May 7 16:57:48 EDT 2021

On 5/7/2021 3:28 PM, tim lindner wrote:
> On Fri, May 7, 2021 at 12:00 PM Salvador Garcia via Coco
> <coco at maltedmedia.com> wrote:
>> The serial connection has four lines: CD, Gnd, Tx and Rx. I don;t see using any of these for this purpose, unless I missed something.
> The Tx line will be in Mark when hi or Space when Low.
> Mark is +12v, Space is -12v.
> A turned off CoCo will have the Tx line at 0v.
This was my thought.

find a way to watch the -12V on the line from the arduino, and if you 
see if go to 0 for too long, Coco is off.

But, the "send a byte every so often and call the system off if no byte 
received in a given timeframe" works as well.



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